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Contractor chosen for Rosseau Memorial Hall renovations in Parry Sound

Council awarded the contract, to make the hall more accessible and give the library a dedicated space, to Heritage Restoration during a special March 15 council meeting.

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Ottawa sets preliminary timelines for new central library

A notice of planned procurement posted Friday on online tender site MERX sets out the timelines for a 'two-stage competitive process' to build the $168-million flagship branch on the eastern edge of LeBreton Flats.

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CitiesAliveŽ: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference - Awards of Excellence - Call for Submissions

This is the only awards program dedicated to innovative green roof and wall projects and is designed to celebrate the creative and technical advancements the industry continues to make. CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence also recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate leadership.

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Acton Ostry Architects Expands Leadership Team

Five leaders of the Vancouver-based practice will join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry in leading future growth of the firm. 

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Katherine Robinson joins Kasian's Calgary office as Principal

Kasian is pleased to announce that Katherine Robinson, Architect AAA, joined Kasian as Principal in our Calgary office effective March 13. In this role, Katherine will provide valuable insight and leadership to Kasian’s commercial and hospitality market sectors. She specializes in high-rise commercial and multi-family residential projects. 

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RAIC awards posthumous 2017 Gold Medal to Roger du Toit

Roger du Toit, FRAIC, established his practice in Toronto in 1975, now known as DTAH, He was not only a professional architect but also a certified landscape architect and planner. 

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RAIC announces 2017 Honorary Fellows

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected one of the leading contemporary architects in the United States, as well an architect-couple who have raised awareness of Canadian architecture through publishing, to receive its 2017 Honorary Fellowships.

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RAIC names recipient of 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice Award

The Emerging Architectural Practice Award recognizes the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. 

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Contract for construction of Fire Hall in Township of South Frontenac going to tender

The contract for the construction of the new fire hall on Perth Road is going to tender, despite an estimate from the architect putting the project $400,000 over the $1 million cap South Frontenac Council placed on the building in December of 2016.

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UBC students win design contest for Coquitlam Central transit station

A Whistler Village-inspired design proposal for the Coquitlam Central transit station featuring a 55-storey residential “statement tower” and a public plaza earned a group of UBC students top prize at a real-estate competition.

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Denmark's 12,000 square meter LEGO House officially will open in September

Now, architecture firm BIG has just created the LEGO building of our dreams – located near LEGO’s Denmark corporate campus, the building is expected to pull in 250,000 guests annually.

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2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building

More than 400 distinguished design and building professionals gathered for the 13th annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. 

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Vernacular architecture is a sustainable way to cool buildings

In many cases, the vernacular architecture is disappearing completely, even though vernacular architecture does not go through fashion cycles. 

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To make marble more durable, engineers turn to human teeth

Researchers discovered that hydroxyapatite, the main compound within human bones and teeth, can be used to protect marble without changing the stone’s color or reflectivity.

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What is BIM and why do you need it?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a simple enough idea: a single digital model of a building that everyone — architect, client, suppliers, builders, environmental managers — can work on. 

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